If you’re feeling tired or irritable, or feel a lack of energy, it’s important to try to eat regularly throughout the day, that includes a well-balanced diet with lean protein and complex carbs.
- Choose foods that release energy slowly will help keep your sugar levels steady. Slow-release energy foods include oats, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and veggies.
- Instead of eating a large lunch and dinner, try eating smaller portions more regularly throughout the day
- Avoid foods that cause your blood sugar to spike and then fall rapidly, such as sweets and sugary drinks
A great option for a snack is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains theobromine, a compound similar to caffeine that can help give you a mental boost, without the crash and the jitters (it’s also what makes dark chocolate taste bitter).
Eating a healthy diet can do a lot to improve your mood and energy level.